Day Bosanquet
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Day Bosanquet

Sir Day Bosanquet

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16th Governor of South Australia

18 February 1909 - 22 March 1914
MonarchEdward VII
George V
PremierThomas Price
Archibald Peake
John Verran
Archibald Peake
Sir George Le Hunte
Sir Henry Galway
Personal details
Born(1843-03-22)22 March 1843
Alnwick, Northumberland
Died28 June 1923(1923-06-28) (aged 80)
Newbury, Berkshire
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceRoyal Navy
Years of service1857-1908
CommandsEast Indies Station
North America and West Indies Station
Battles/warsSecond Opium War

Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet, (22 March 1843 - 28 June 1923) was a senior officer in the Royal Navy and the Governor of South Australia from 18 February 1909 until 22 March 1914.

Naval career

Born in Alnwick in Northumberland, Bosanquet joined the Royal Navy in 1857.[1] He was present at the taking of Canton.[2]

He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1899, and served as such until June 1902,[3] when he returned home, and was promoted to vice-admiral on 1 July 1902.[4] Two years later he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station in 1904 and Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth in 1907.[1] He retired from this post and the Royal Navy on 23 March 1908.[5]

In retirement Bosanquet became Governor of South Australia.[1]

Personal life

He was a major landholder around Llanwarne, Herefordshire in England, living at Brom-y-clos. Bosanquet's daughter Beatrice Mary (b. 1881, d. 1 Sept, 1957) married Vice-Admiral Sir Raymond Fitzmaurice in 1919. Bosanquet died at Newbury, Berkshire on 28 June 1923.[1]


See also


  1. ^ a b c d P. A. Howell, 'Bosanquet, Sir Day Hort (1843-1923)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1979, accessed online 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ "SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S NEW GOVERNOR". The Daily News. XXVIII. Western Australia. 11 January 1909. p. 2. Retrieved 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36763). London. 9 May 1902. p. 10.
  4. ^ "No. 27455". The London Gazette. 18 July 1902. p. 4609.
  5. ^ "Naval Matters--Past and Prospective: Portsmouth Dockyard". The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect. Vol. 30. 1 April 1908. p. 361.
  6. ^ "No. 12680". The Edinburgh Gazette. 23 June 1914. p. 719.
  7. ^ "No. 11958". The Edinburgh Gazette. 9 August 1907. p. 825.
  8. ^ "No. 11739". The Edinburgh Gazette. 4 July 1905. p. 653.

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